“All the beauty of life is made up of light and shadows.”

A quote from Leo Tolstoy.
It was a beautiful winter’s day when we went to Westfield park for a run.  
It was already mid-morning but the sun was still low.  And our shadows were still long as the sun was making its way up the sky.  Sometimes our shadows seem bigger than us but it’s only because of where we’re standing in relation to the light. Just like in life, if you “Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.”  (Walt Whitman)
“Shadows” are dark unknowns, and sometimes when we’re in dimly lit rooms, the shadows seem more sinister. But we must remember – “Never fear shadows. They simply mean there’s a light shining somewhere nearby.” (Ruth E. Renkel)
May’s comment: When I used to work for the Diamond Trading Company, otherwise known as De Beers to the layman, we were running an advertising campaign called “Shadows” – a clever way to highlight the jewels, not only it’s significance in the story line but it also highlights the beauty of the stone and it’s sparkle when all else around it is in the dark.

This was one of many TV commercial that the marketing department De Beers had made to promote diamonds.

1 Comment

  1. SamanthaR and Lola

    What a beautiful post and very thought provoking. I think you have already found most of my favourite quotes about light and shadows, but I share this one by Ralph Waldo Emerson, as it is something I find helpful to remind myself sometimes;
    “Most of the shadows of life are caused by standing in our own sunshine”.
    – Ralph Waldo Emerson
    I hope that nobody ever stands in your sunshine – you bring much sunshine into the world with your lovely blog. x

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